2013 NFHS Football Exam - Part I

100 Questions | Total Attempts: 489

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NOTE: In the exam situations, A—refers to the offensive team and B—refers to their opponents the defensive team. K—refers to the kicking team and R—refers to the receiving team. A1, B1, K1 and R1 are players of these teams. If team possession changes during the down, each team retains its identity. In kicking situations, it is not during a try and no fair-catch signal has been given unless specified. Unless stated, acts occur while: the ball is inbounds; a forward pass is legal; any out-of-bounds is between the goal lines. Line means scrimmage line. Reference to a foul is to a player foul which is not unsportsmanlike. There is no foul or change of possession, unless it is mentioned, and penalties are considered accepted for enforcement.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Football gloves must meet the NOCSAE test standard at the time of manufacture, unless made of unaltered plain cloth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Play cards may be attached to the pants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Only A may score on a try.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The penalty for both offensive and defensive pass interference fouls is 15 yards.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Use of communication devices by players, except during authorized conferences outside the 9-yard marks, is prohibited.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The moisture-absorbing towel worn by a player can be ball- or penalty flag-colored.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    It is unsportsmanlike conduct for a player whose helmet comes completely off during a down to continue to participate beyond the immediate action in which the player is engaged.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    An airborne player who has forward progress stopped inbounds and is carried out of bounds by an opponent before contacting the ground is awarded a catch at the spot of forward progress.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    For kick-catching interference, R may accept the results of the play, an awarded fair catch after enforcement of a 15-yard penalty from the spot of the foul, or a 15-yard penalty from the previous spot and a replay of the down.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The game officials retain clerical authority over the game through the completion of any reports, including those imposing disqualifications that are responsive to actions occurring while the game officials had jurisdiction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Spearing is an act by a defensive player who initiates contact with a ball carrier with the front of his helmet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    If a loose ball touches a game official who is straddling the sideline, the ball is not out of bounds.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Touching is any contact with the ball either by touching it or being touched by it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Encroachment may be a live-ball foul.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    It is an illegal personal contact foul if a player initiates contact with an opposing player whose helmet has come completely off.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    An unofficial auxiliary down indicator is required field equipment for a game.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    If the field is wet, the referee may allow use of a mat or towel on the ground to improve the kicker’s footing on a place-kick.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The kicking team may not initiate contact once the receiving team has initiated a block within the neutral zone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Eye shade (grease or no-glare strips or stickers) that is a solid stroke can have words, numbers, logos or other symbols within the eye shade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    If the helmet comes completely off during subsequent dead-ball action related to the down, and is not directly attributable to a foul by the opponent, the player must leave the game for at least one down (unless halftime or overtime intermission occurs).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Jerseys shall be long enough to reach the top of the pants.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    An official’s time-out shall be declared to permit prompt repair of equipment that becomes illegal or defective during use.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Players of the same team can participate during the same down while wearing identical numbers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    If a penalty resulting in a safety occurs on the last timed down of a period, the period is extended.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    If time for any period expires during a down, play shall continue until the down ends.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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